Senators Launch Inquiry Into ‘Stalled’ Caterpillar Tax Probe

PEORIA — Two U.S. senators are investigating whether former U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr improperly interfered with a federal probe into Caterpillar’s tax practices. In March 2017, federal agents raided Caterpillar’s now-former world headquarters in Peoria, as well as facilities in Morton and East Peoria, as part of an investigation into the company’s alleged funneling […]

Senate Confirms Merrick Garland To Be US Attorney General

WASHINGTON  — The Senate has confirmed Merrick Garland to be the next U.S. attorney general with a strong bipartisan vote, placing the widely-respected, veteran judge in the post as President Joe Biden has vowed to restore the Justice Department’s reputation for independence. Democrats have praised Garland, a federal appeals court judge who was snubbed by […]